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Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

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With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game. More>>

Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

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Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night. More>>

NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

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The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week. More>>

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

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The players' union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. More>>

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

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The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have... More>>

Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

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Three experts in domestic violence will serve as consultants to the NFL. More>>

Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

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The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career. More>>

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

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The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014... More>>

Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

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A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany. More>>

Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

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All week, Brandon Marshall stayed optimistic that his bum ankle would heal enough to let him play against the San Francisco 49ers. More>>

Denver's defense secures 24-17 win over Chiefs

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The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether. More>>

Gates' 3 TD catches carry Chargers to 30-21 upset

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Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he's lost a step and isn't effective anymore. More>>

Hurt again, RG3 watches Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

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Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson watched much of the game from the locker room, Griffin with a dislocated left ankle and Jackson with a sprained left shoulder, a mini-collection of premium talent rendered helpless by... More>>

Nelson has career day, Packers beat Jets 31-24

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New York Jets coach Rex Ryan paid the Packers' Jordy Nelson perhaps the highest compliment that a wideout can receive. More>>

Vikings reinstate special teams coach Priefer

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Suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer is rejoining the Minnesota Vikings staff as soon as possible. More>>

Patriots dominate Peterson-less Vikings, 30-7

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Minnesota's first outdoor home opener in 33 years was staged on a spectacularly sunny afternoon. The crowd was fired up for a premier opponent, New England. More>>

Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

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Brandon Marshall walked up to Jay Cutler and planted a congratulatory kiss on his quarterback's head. More>>

RG3, Charles among big names injured in Week 2

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By The Associated Press After a tough week off the field, the NFL got back to playing - and the focus turned to big-name players who were injured all over the league. More>>

Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

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Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time. More>>

Broncos fend off Chiefs 24-17 with goal-line stand

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Hidden inside Terrance Knighton's gargantuan body listed generously at 330 pounds is a former tight end who dreams of playing offense. More>>

Rodgers, Packers roar back to beat Jets 31-24

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In the middle of the chaotic and victorious Green Bay Packers locker room, Randall Cobb yelled out a new nickname for Jordy Nelson. More>>

Gates' 3 TD catches carry Bolts to 30-21 upset

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Philip Rivers has been throwing passes to Antonio Gates for nine seasons now, so games like Sunday's are bound to happen. More>>

Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

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Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic... More>>

Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

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The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it's not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them. More>>

Brady, Patriots bounce back to beat Vikings 30-7

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The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson's absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. More>>

Newton, defense lead Panthers over Lions 24-7

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Cam Newton showed he has no intention of changing the way he plays the game. More>>

Another injury for RG3; Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

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Robert Griffin III hobbled through the Washington Redskins' locker room on crutches, the kind of scene that has become so familiar. More>>

Hoyer leads Browns to 26-24 shocker over Saints

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Mike Pettine received a Gatorade bath and looked forward to smoking a cigar. Brian Hoyer wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as possible. More>>

RG3 dislocates ankle in Redskins' season opener

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Robert Griffin III's season is in jeopardy after he dislocated his left ankle in the first quarter of the Washington Redskins' win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. More>>

Panthers DE Hardy inactive against Lions

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Panthers coach Ron Rivera had a change of heart Sunday, benching defensive end Greg Hardy before the team's 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions. More>>

Cowboys avoid 0-2 start, beat Titans 26-10

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The Dallas Cowboys avoided an 0-2 start by bouncing back in a big way thanks to a dominating performance from DeMarco Murray and their beleaguered defense. More>>

NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever

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By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer This has been the NFL's worst week. More>>

SEC dominating AP poll again

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By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend. More>>

Johnny Manziel makes NFL debut for Browns

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Johnny Manziel has made his NFL regular-season debut, coming off the bench for the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter Sunday against New Orleans. More>>

SEC with 5 teams in top 10 of AP poll

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By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference... More>>

Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31

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Fans wearing red bandannas stormed the field in a raucous celebration of Boston College's first victory over a top 10 team in a decade. More>>

When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

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Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums. More>>

No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

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No. 24 South Carolina's defense showed it's not nearly as bad as it looked two weeks ago - and maybe that No. 6 Georgia isn't the runaway favorite in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division. More>>

No. 12 UCLA benefits from Texas botched coin toss

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No. 12 UCLA got the ball to start both halves Saturday night after Texas botched the opening coin toss. More>>

Rice attends high school football game

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Ray Rice attended a football game at his high school in a New York City suburb Saturday, his first public appearance since a video surfaced showing him punching the woman who became his wife. More>>

Welker, Scandrick remain on suspended list

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By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker won't be suiting up on Sunday. More>>

Many obstacles stand in Rice's path to a comeback

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By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It's an enduring fact of life in the NFL: If a player has talent, a team will find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field profile might be. More>>

Redskins owner announces support of Roger Goodell

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Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he supports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, stating he "has always had the best interests of football at heart" and "we are fortunate to have him." More>>

Rice saga puts quiet Ravens owner in spotlight

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The last time anyone saw this much of Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti he was celebrating the 2012 Super Bowl victory, clutching the Vince Lombardi Trophy and sharing the moment with coaches, players and fans. More>>

Players' union reps approve HGH testing for '14

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Hours after the players' union voted Friday to accept an NFL proposal on drug policy changes that included HGH testing, the league says it is not a done deal. More>>

Vikings' Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse

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Authorities in Texas issued an arrest warrant Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. He was swiftly benched by... More>>

Wes Welker could be back on field by Sunday

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Wes Welker has passed concussion protocol and could be back on the field as soon as Sunday if the NFL signs off on a new drug policy approved by the players' union. More>>

Browns' Gordon likely to have suspension reduced

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Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's locker is still filled with his belongings, his orange helmet hanging on a hook while he's been kept away from the team. More>>

Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

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By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer During a week filled with a hideous hodgepodge of racism, domestic violence and homicide, sports offered little escape and even less accountability. More>>

What's next for the NFL's Ray Rice investigation

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By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer Roger Goodell's imperious enforcement of the NFL's personal conduct policy made him a feared adversary of 300-pound linemen, established him as the most powerful -... More>>

NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

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The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population. More>>

Networks find Rice video too hard to resist

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Television executives say they want minimize replays of video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee with one punch. In practice, it has proved hard to resist. More>>

Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding

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You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September. More>>

Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

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By MAE ANDERSON and TOM MURPHY AP Business Writers Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled... More>>

LeBron, Manziel attend screening for TV comedy

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Johnny Manziel felt as if he was watching himself. More>>

Motivated to win for Rice, Ravens top Steelers

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Many wondered if the Baltimore Ravens were resilient enough to overcome the distraction of losing Ray Rice and the emotional stress caused by his release from the team. More>>

No. 6 Georgia-No. 24 S. Carolina only Top 25 game

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By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Sixth-ranked Georgia can stamp itself the favorite in the SEC East when it visits No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday in this week's only Top 25 matchup. More>>

Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers 26-6 without Rice

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The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn't a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens. More>>

Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice Video included

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Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white... More>>

Networks say they're cutting back on Rice video

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At least six television networks said Thursday they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious, footage that has called... More>>

Rice prompts changes to 'Thursday Night Football'

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The debut of CBS' "Thursday Night Football" broadcast was revised because of controversy surrounding the video of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said. More>>

Owners say Rice investigation will be independent

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The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal was "to... More>>

Prosecutor defends Ray Rice investigation

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By SEAN CARLIN Associated Press New Jersey law advises that those who commit violent crimes should "generally be rejected" from the program Ray Rice was allowed into instead of potentially facing jail... More>>

Panthers defensive end Hardy returns to practice

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Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy returned to practice Thursday, one day after being excused from work to meet with his attorney. More>>

NFL owners explain Rice probe roles

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The two NFL team owners overseeing the investigation of the league's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice case say the findings will be made public. More>>

Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence

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Sixteen female senators from both parties called on the National Football League Thursday to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence. More>>

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

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By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and... More>>

George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

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NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence. More>>

Your Top Plays for Today

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By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide More>>

AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL Video included

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A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until... More>>

49ers, Pac-12 Networks suspend announcer Robinson

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The San Francisco 49ers suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson on Wednesday night for the next two games following comments this week on a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice domestic violence case that were... More>>

NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case Video included

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The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. More>>

Congress questions Goodell actions on Rice video

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Members of Congress from both parties on Wednesday questioned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. More>>

2 more NFL players face domestic violence issues

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Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and is still playing. Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers also remains active while he is being investigated for... More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: More>>

Cardinals OLB Abraham leaves team, may retire

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Outside linebacker John Abraham has left the Arizona Cardinals and is considering retiring from the game. More>>

AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL Video included

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A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. More>>

Taliaferro-LeGrand join for Penn State-Rutgers

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When the football schedule came out for Rutgers' inaugural Big Ten Conference season, Eric LeGrand and Adam Taliaferro came up with something special for the Penn State game. More>>

FCC head: 'Redskins' is 'offensive and derogatory'

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The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the Washington Redskins nickname is "offensive and derogatory." More>>

Ravens eager to play a game, even against Steelers

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Four days after opening the season by losing to a division foe at home, the Baltimore Ravens face their most-hated rival in a pivotal game Thursday night. More>>

Goodell tells teams NFL was denied video

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Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to the 32 teams reiterating that the NFL never saw until Monday the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee that led to Rice's indefinite suspension and release by the... More>>

Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

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Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player. More>>

Desperate times for South Carolina vs Georgia

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Consider what No. 24 South Carolina is facing Saturday when it plays No. 6 Georgia. More>>

49ers CEO wants to give McDonald 'due process'

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San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Tuesday that he will let "due process take its course" before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. More>>

Seahawks unanimous No. 1 in latest AP Pro32

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The Seattle Seahawks didn't need a "Fail Mary" to beat the Green Bay Packers in Week 1. More>>

Boos, booty dominate Fashion Rocks concert

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The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty. More>>

Your Top Plays for Today

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By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide More>>

Boos, booty dominate Fashion Rocks concert

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The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty. More>>

Goodell says NFL didn't see video before this week

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As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back... More>>

Player reps delay vote on new drug policy proposal

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The 32 player representatives to the union have delayed a vote on the NFL's proposal for changes to the drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing. More>>

Florida, Ohio contestants win Miss America prelims

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Contestants from Florida and Ohio won the first night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant on a night that saw one of the contestants collapse onstage. More>>

AP Source: Pegulas bid $1.4 billion to buy Bills

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Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula took a highly aggressive approach by bidding an NFL-record $1.4 billion to get the Buffalo Bills and keep them in western New York. More>>

Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

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At Penn State, bowl games and packed stadiums under Joe Paterno yielded to scandal, suffering and sanctions at the abuses of Jerry Sandusky. More>>

Ravens, fans adjust on fly after Rice dismissal

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Welcome to Baltimore - no longer the football home of Ray Rice. More>>

Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf sentenced to 5 years

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Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation. More>>

Football's return means big win for NBC

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NBC is certainly ready for some football, given how the NFL's return enabled the network to flatten its competition last week. More>>

Nike, others end business relationship with Rice

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By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Ray Rice's indefinite suspension from the NFL for domestic violence will cost him income from endorsements in addition to his $4 million in salary. More>>

Chargers lose opener 18-17 to Arizona

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San Diego's defense held up well when the offense sputtered. More>>

Strong reactions to Rice video, player's release Video included

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By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Football is a fraternity, and NFL players rarely criticize each other publicly, especially when it comes to matters of discipline. More>>

AP sources: Bills close to identifying owner

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The formal bids to buy the Buffalo Bills have been submitted, and a prospective ownership candidate could be selected as early as Tuesday. More>>

Chargers up 17-6 over Cardinals after 3 quarters

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Malcom Floyd caught a 6-yard touchdown pass and San Diego set up another score by forcing a fumble on the next drive, helping the Chargers to a 17-6 lead over the Arizona Cardinals after three quarters on Monday night. More>>

Ravens cut RB Ray Rice after release of video Video included

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Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February. More>>

Stafford leads Lions to 35-14 win over Giants

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Matthew Stafford was at his best when improvising - and that alone may be a sign of improvement. More>>

Obama decries domestic violence after Rice cut

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President Barack Obama is speaking out against domestic violence in the wake of Ray Rice's termination by the Baltimore Ravens. More>>

Colts preparing for life without injured Mathis

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Robert Mathis likely won't get a chance to defend his NFL sacks title. More>>

NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

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By RALPH D. RUSSO and MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal,... More>>

Top pick Clowney out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

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Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans, will be out 4-6 weeks after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday. More>>

Pac-12 fines USC AD $25K for confronting officials

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The Pac-12 Conference reprimanded and fined Southern California athletic director Pat Haden $25,000 on Monday for coming down to the field at Stanford Stadium and confronting game officials. More>>

In case you missed it: Manziel sits, flags fly

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer Johnny Manziel did not throw a pass. More>>

Baylor keeps rolling behind Russell

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By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Baylor didn't need quarterback Bryce Petty to score. More>>

Panthers coach: QB Cam Newton to start vs. Detroit

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Cam Newton will be back under center for the Carolina Panthers' home opener Sunday against the Detroit Lions. More>>

Serena not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles

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Serena Williams is building a new house, complete with a karaoke room and a purse room for her "bag problem." More>>

Miami win puts Patriots _ gasp! _ in last place

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One week in, the AFC East has a decidedly different look than usual. More>>

Denver's D thwarts Colts' comeback in 31-24 win

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After riding shotgun to Peyton Manning's high-octane offense all of last year, Denver's defense had the five-time MVP's back for once. More>>

Bryant's FGs lift Falcons past Saints in OT

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Joplo Bartu recovered the crucial fumble. Matt Ryan threw for some impressive records. More>>

Colts rally falls short in 31-24 loss to Broncos

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Andrew Luck nearly spoiled the party at Peyton's place. More>>

Foles leads Eagles to 34-17 win over Jaguars

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Chip Kelly's halftime message to his team was simple: Execute. More>>

Ditka in ad for Republican gubernatorial candidate

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Da Coach has weighed in on Da Campaign for Illinois governor. More>>

Suisham's winner lifts Steelers over Browns 30-27

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Johnny Manziel's time is coming. For now, the most famous backup quarterback in football is merely a student. More>>

Dolphins dominate 2nd half, top Patriots 33-20

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Joe Philbin prefers simple messages. Not even trailing New England by 10 points at halftime of the season opener could get the Miami coach to change his tone. More>>

Ryan, Bryant lead Falcons past Saints 37-34 in OT

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Matt Ryan has turned in plenty of impressive performances for the Atlanta Falcons. More>>

AJ Green's TD gives Bengals 23-16 win over Ravens

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The Cincinnati Bengals had given away a 15-point lead, were still in search of their first touchdown and seemed poised to absorb another devastating defeat in their personal House of Pain. More>>

Patterson shines, Vikings whip Rams

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The St. Louis Rams were determined not to let Adrian Peterson embarrass them again. The Minnesota Vikings found another way to catch them with their pants down. More>>

Big Ten's big game flop put league in tight spot

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's second weekend. More>>

Spurrier happy South Carolina's back on track

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Steve Spurrier has learned a bit more about No. 24 South Carolina - and likes what he's discovering. More>>

Cam Newton inactive for Panthers' opener

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The Carolina Panthers opened the season Sunday with Cam Newton on the sideline. More>>

Horrible Saturday night levels Big Ten's bullies

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Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was talking about his team being shut out for the first time in 30 years. More>>

Auburn gets Marshall 3 quarters of work in route

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Auburn coach Gus Malzahn had several reasons for leaving quarterback Nick Marshall on the field through the third quarter of a blowout victory. More>>

Group protests Washington mascot game

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A small group of people are protesting the name of the Washington Redksins outside the stadium before the team's game against Houston. More>>

Division matchups spice NFL openers

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer The NFL has spiced up the end of the regular season with a steady diet of division matchups. It hasn't done a bad job of juicing the opening weekend with just... More>>

Virginia Tech stuns No. 8 Ohio State 35-21

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Urban Meyer knows that if things don't get better soon his Ohio State Buckeyes might just face more defeats down the road like the one they were handed in front of the biggest home crowd ever. More>>

Parting shot: Notre Dame pounds Michigan, 31-0

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Everett Golson and Notre Dame said so long to Michigan with a devastating parting shot. When it was over, the Fighting Irish celebrated their most lopsided victory in the history of the series - and the only thing playing... More>>

No. 12 LSU overwhelms Sam Houston State, 56-0

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Anthony Jennings to Travin Dural. Get used to it. More>>

No. 3 Oregon downs No. 7 Michigan State 46-27

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Trailing Michigan State 27-18 in the third quarter and facing a third-and-10, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota found himself confronting a decision while on the run: Either pitch the ball to freshman Royce Freeman, or try... More>>

No. 1 Florida State breezes past Citadel 37-12

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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston had no problem getting the ball to just about everyone. More>>

No. 14 USC holds off No. 13 Stanford, 13-10

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New Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian smiled, pumped his fist and threw his arms in the air as his players jumped around the sideline at Stanford Stadium. More>>

No. 3 Oregon ready to host No. 7 Michigan State

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Oregon is known for its nimble spread offense, while Michigan State is known for its stout 4-3 defense. More>>

No. 20 K-State rallies past Iowa State 32-28

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For about a quarter, it looked as if Kansas State was going to get run out of Ames. More>>

Abdullah's TD lets No. 19 Neb shake Cowboys 31-24

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Desperation brought out the best in Ameer Abdullah. More>>

Sims, Coker lead No. 2 Alabama past FAU, 41-0

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Alabama's quarterbacks both got auditions for the starting job, but it's not clear yet who will win the role. More>>

Union says NFL wants DUI policy change

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The players' union says the NFL has asked for the right to immediately suspend players who are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. More>>

Column: NFL still not ready for openly gay player

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By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer If history is any guide, Michael Sam should be getting ready for his first NFL game. More>>

Manziel fighting off critics as opener nears

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Maybe only a coincidence, but the Browns put rookie Johnny Manziel's locker in a corner near the equipment room, next to an NFL-issued poster that says: "Your Off-Field Conduct Matters." More>>

Luck doesn't fit the mold of the typical NFL star

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Andrew Luck has always tried to deflect the spotlight. More>>

No. 13 Stanford, No. 14 USC ready to renew rivalry

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The coaches have changed, and so have the players. The drama has remained the same. More>>

New York newspaper sacks Washington nickname

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One of the nation's largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name Redskins when writing about Washington's NFL team. More>>

NCAA asks for dismissal of 2 scholarship lawsuits

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The NCAA and 11 conferences that have played major college football in recent years have filed a motion to dismiss two antitrust lawsuits that accuse the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes. More>>

Seahawks dominate Green Bay 36-16 to begin 2014

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The ceremony was brief, lasting less than 10 minutes. The Seattle Seahawks celebrated the accomplishment of winning their first Super Bowl title last season, unveiling the championship banner and giving their fans one more... More>>

Seahawks dominate Green Bay 36-16 to begin 2014

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Russell Wilson made sure everyone knew Percy Harvin was healthy. Marshawn Lynch bullied his way to another 100-yard rushing performance. More>>

Soundgarden, Pharrell play concert for NFL fans

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Before the defending Super Bowl champions Seahawks took on the Green Bay Packers, another Seattle favorite played. More>>

Lawyer: Florida State investigating Jameis Winston

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An attorney said Florida State is investigating the sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston in an effort to determine if the Seminoles quarterback violated the student code of conduct policy. More>>

Tom Brady skips practice with calf injury

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Tom Brady is nursing a calf injury that forced him to miss practice for New England's opener Sunday at Miami. More>>

Rivera: Newton a game-time decision for Bucs

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The Panthers are sounding less and less optimistic that Cam Newton will be ready for the team's regular season opener Sunday at Tampa Bay. More>>

Goodell: NFL closely watching McDonald case

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Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is closely watching San Francisco defensive lineman Ray McDonald's case after the institution of a new policy on domestic violence. More>>

49ers eager to focus on football amid distractions

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In a week that should be filled with talk about another Super Bowl run and the pomp and circumstance of finally playing the much-hyped season opener, the San Francisco 49ers once again find themselves dealing with... More>>

Group asks broadcasters to stop saying 'Redskins'

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A group campaigning for the Washington Redskins to change their name is sending a letter to broadcasters requesting that Redskins not be uttered on the public airwaves. More>>

Packers-Seahawks a spicy start

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Fail Mary. More>>

NFL says concussions dropped in 2013

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Dr. Richard Ellenbogen was working the sideline of a preseason NFL game last month as an unaffiliated neurological consultant when a team's position coach asked him to take a look at a player who was showing signs of a... More>>

Narduzzi preparing for huge test against Oregon

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Pat Narduzzi will have enough to worry about when Michigan State takes on Oregon this weekend, so the talkative defensive coordinator dismissed the idea that jet lag or the heat might play a significant role in the outcome. More>>

Colts try to stay course in Irsay's absence

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Carlie Irsay-Gordon spent the early part of Colts practice chatting with general manager Ryan Grigson, taking notes and re-acclimating herself to a task she now knows well: Filling in for her father. More>>

Sam's 2nd chance comes on Dallas practice squad Video included

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Michael Sam waded through a crowd of reporters and was settling in front of yet another bank of cameras when someone asked if this was what it was like in St. Louis. More>>

NBC's Emmy viewers dominate TV's week

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More people were interested in watching a celebration of television's recent past than in seeing anything new on television last week. More>>

Seau's family opts out of proposed NFL settlement

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The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. More>>

Welker, Mathis, Gordon among suspended

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Wes Welker. Robert Mathis. Aldon Smith. Josh Gordon. More>>

FANTASY PLAYS: After draft, weekly choices to make

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By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Your fantasy draft is over and now you're left with a bunch of players, waiting and wondering if they'll make good on your predictions. More>>

Broncos WR Welker suspended for 4 games

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The Denver Broncos will be without Wes Welker for the first four games of the season after the NFL said the receiver violated the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. More>>

Demise of a defense: Heyday is over for Tampa 2

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True innovation in the NFL can be tough. Successful schemes breed imitations and force opponents to adjust. Eventually, even for the soundest of systems, the code is bound to be cracked. More>>

Cowboys' Brent reinstated, suspended for 10 games

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By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is being allowed to return to the NFL, though he won't play right away. More>>

Watt inks 6-year deal with Texans

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J.J. Watt couldn't sleep on Monday night after agreeing to a six-year contract extension with the Houston Texans. More>>

Baalke, Harbaugh won't tolerate domestic violence

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San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Harbaugh have made it clear they have zero tolerance for domestic violence and consider defensive tackle Ray McDonald's arrest a serious matter. More>>

Kenny Football? Texas A&M QB has his own nickname

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Just call him Kenny Trill. More>>

2 years later most say 'Fail Mary' is history

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This story involves a rookie quarterback, a banker turned NFL replacement official, a touchdown that should not have been and actor Cary Elwes. More>>

Seahawks stay atop AP Pro32 power rankings

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By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The Seattle Seahawks are still on top. Soon, they'll have to start proving it again. More>>

NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000

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The NFL suspended Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard on the Indianapolis Colts owner Tuesday just hours after he pleaded... More>>

Big week for the Big Ten

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer The Big Ten has been fighting a perception for the last few years that it has fallen a step behind the rest of the major college football world, and Michigan State... More>>

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